Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To William H. Davenport [1]

W. H. Davenport, Esq. Springfield,
Dear Sir May 22. 1858

Yours of the 14th. is just received. In your case at Danville, I got just so far, and no farther, than to be ready to take testimony for the next term. I guess we will have to take the deposition of thePage  455 man on the land. (I forget his name just now) We want to prove by him that he was not notified of his entry being cancelled.

At this sitting I write Judge Harriott [2] about your father's [3] business. Yours truly A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, owned by Philip D. Neiswender, San Clemente, California. William H. Davenport was a farmer near Eureka, Illinois.

[2]   James Harriott, judge of the Twenty-first Circuit.

[3]   Reverend William Davenport.